Manor New Tech principal to visit White House

Manor New Tech principal to visit White House

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Manor New Tech principal to visit White House

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by KVUE News

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Posted on May 19, 2013 at 5:49 PM

Updated Monday, May 20 at 5:40 PM

MANOR, Texas - Just two weeks after President Obama's historic visit to Manor New Technology High School, Principal Steven Zipkes is headed to the White House.

On Thursday, Zipkes will join Education Secretary Arne Duncan and other leaders for a meeting to discuss ways to engage employers in building skills through redesigned high schools.

20 other leaders in business and education will also be in attendance.

"I've always told my teachers they are changing education," said Zipkes.

"Now there's an opportunity to share Manor New Tech's best practices and affect change at the national level. I'm honored to be the voice that gets to tell our teachers and students' story."

President Obama touted the success of the school's curriculum during his visit to Central Texas on May 9th.

The school is 100% project based learning and students are not only evaluated on subject area knowledge but on technology literacy, critical thinking, work ethic and oral communication.

 


 

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